Rivals250 linebacker Jarrell Miller out of Highland Springs, Va. went in-state for his second official visit of the season to Charlottesville. What did the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder think of his visit to Virginia?
"I really enjoyed the visit, it was a lot of fun and now I understand the concept that you can do things on an official you can't do on an unofficial," he said. "I got there Saturday morning and had breakfast and lunch. Then I went to the game, talked to the coaches afterwards and went out for dinner. Later that night I hung out with the players.
"On Sunday, I talked to the players some more and met with coach D'Onofrio and Al Groh a little bit. I also watched some film to see how I fit into their scheme. Coach Groh even told me about some of the other linebackers he's coached including Lawrence Taylor. That's always good to hear and they even mentioned I may be able to get some early playing time. The thing I liked most from the coaches though was that they told me a lot more NFL teams are running the defense Virginia does. It's my dream to play in the NFL and that would give me a head start to make it to the pros."
The four-star prospect met with many players on the visit too.
"I was hosted by Jameel Sewell, Brandon Woods, Kevin Ogletree and Chris Cook," he said. "They were all a lot of fun and down to earth guys. This was my first time around them, but I didn't have to be shy or timid. We got along very quick and it was cool."
Miller enjoyed taking in Virginia's victory over the Yellow Jackets.
"It was a good game seeing them beat Georgia Tech," he said. "The defense played really well and they moved so quickly. I loved the atmosphere there. A couple fans even held up signs with my name on it, I loved that."
The No. 6 inside linebacker in the country rated his trip to Virginia a nine.
"I didn't get to see the business school like I wanted to and that's the only thing I missed, but I didn't tell the coaches that," he said. "I'd say right now all the schools are pretty even with me."
How did this visit compare to Miller's earlier trip to Tennessee?
"Tennessee's stadium is a lot bigger and there were a lot more fans, but beyond that everything else was pretty even as far as school wise, environment and such."
Next up for the No. 5 player in Virginia is a trip to Florida on November 25th.